The paper draws upon the findings of a mixed-methods study on spatial disparities in higher education access in Georgia. Examination of quantitative data on approximately 118,000 applicants, a purposive sample of households and policy-makers reveals geographic inequalities in university choice-making and student destinations. It can be argued that rural students who apply and gain admission to less prestigious HEIs, may benefit from tertiary education to a lesser extent than urban students.
Chankseliani, M. (2013). Spatial Inequities in Higher Education Admissions in Georgia: Likelihood of Choosing and Gaining Access to Prestigious Higher Education Institutions. Caucasus Social Science Review (CSSR), 1(1).